Wycombe Wanderers’ magnificent home form is keeping them in and around the promised land of the play-offs.

The Blues recorded their sixth successive home win in all competitions as they dispatched Newport County 2-0 at Adams Park on Boxing Day.

Earlier in the season, the Chairboys equalled their run of 12 games without defeat away from home but now the focus is on their form at Adams Park.

They put that excellent run on the line against Mansfield Town on Saturday, who spent a lot of money in the summer revamping their squad for a promotion push.

Steve Evans’ side are poised to challenge as 2017 draws to a close and Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth is under no illusion as to how tough a task they face on Saturday afternoon.

He said: “This will be a tough game without a doubt.

“The teams that have set their stalls out to get promoted as the likes of Luton, Notts County and Mansfield and they are in a nice position.

“Steve knows this league and knows his way out of it and so this will be a very tough game. The good thing is we are at home and we are doing very well at Adams Park.

“We have no new issues from Tuesday and we have a pretty decent squad to pick from but they have some very decent players at this level as well so it will be a tough test and I am sure it will be a great game.”

Following that, the players travel to the Cotswolds to face Forest Green on New Year’s Day, just a two-day turnaround from that Mansfield match.

Ainsworth added: “Obviously as a player you loved it as games are what you thrive off.

“You do get headaches with your older players with their knocks they may pick up and we have to make sure they are right for Monday or have they recovered.

“It really is crystal ball time. If you keep the same team and lose, people say you should have changed it but if you change it and get beat then people say you should have kept it the same.

“It is crazy and it is a decision that you have to do right and call correctly and as a coaching team, this is what we are paid to do and we will be trying to put the best 11 we think out for both games.

“I think that will involve more than 11 players for both games and I am sure that a lot of the guys will come into contention.”

Skipper Adam El-Abd could be back for the Mansfield game after overcoming a slight knock and Scott Kashket edges closer to a return.